Alabama OC Lane Kiffin Drawing NFL Interest

Will Lane Kiffin return to the NFL in 2017? After successfully guiding Alabama’s offense, pro teams are taking notice of him and he could be an offensive coordinator candidate, Albert Breer of The MMQB writes. Lane Kiffin (vertical)

I think he’d instantly upgrade an NFL offense, he’s arguably one of the best offensive minds in the game,” said one area scout assigned to the Tide. “He’s able to adapt in terms of personnel. The offense this year is completely different in style and play-calling than it was last year with [Derrick] Henry.”

Kiffin first made a name for himself as USC’s bold offensive coordinator. In 2007, the Raiders hired the 31-year-old Kiffin to be their head coach, making him the youngest man to hold that job in the NFL since 1946. Unfortunately, Kiffin went 5-15 with the Raiders and his Oakland sojourn ended with an acrimonious split.

Years later, however, Kiffin has restored his reputation as an offensive guru. Alabama is 12-0 and in the hunt for yet another national title despite leaning on true freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts. Kiffin has been widely connected to LSU, but Breer says he is expected to get NFL calls if he is not hired quickly by the Tigers.

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